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The Purpose of Outdoor Warning Sirens

There are many areas of the country that are frequently impacted by tornadoes and other severe weather. In those parts of the country many people rely heavily on tornado sirens to alert them to immediate danger.

But there are some important things about tornado sirens that you may not know. For example, sirens have a specific purpose, and many people either don't know or misunderstand the reason they're there. The vast misconception is that you can count on outdoor sirens to alert you when you are indoors, especially at night. That is not their design. Below is what you need to know!

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  • The siren will be activated by city officials when there is a significant severe weather warning or tornado warning issued by